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Fire at Saudi Arabian Oil Workers Compound Kills Two, Injures 105

   A fire at an oil workers' residential compound in Saudi Arabia on Sunday killed two people and injured 105 others of various nationalities, including some who are in a critical condition,

New Satcom Global Website in Oceania

  Today, Satcom Global launched its Australian website, www.satcomglobal.com.au, which will offer a platform to better support our valued channel partners and customers in the region.

Man Earns Jail Time for Hoax Coast Guard Calls

A man found guilty of making numerous hoax calls to the U.K. Coastguard has been jailed for four months, the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported.

Coast Guard Foundation to Honor Christine Duffy

November 19 Event Honors the U.S. Coast Guard’s Seventh District   The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare

The Maritime Person of the Year

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s annual salute to ‘the person of the year’ this year spotlights McAllister Towing and Transportation Co. and its leadership team.

Migrant Boat Sinks off Libya; 200 Feared Dead

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. A security official in the western town of Zuwara,

Appalachian Coal Country Presses GOP for Help

A small but growing number of Appalachian coal communities are urging Republicans in Congress to support a proposed $1 billion federal aid program from the Obama

Sailboat Catches Fire off Honolulu

A sailboat with five people aboard caught fire off Honolulu, Thursday, promting responsefrom the U.S. Coast Guard who sent a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from

Golar LNG 2Q Dividend Payment

  Reference is made to the second quarter 2015 report released on August 26, 2015. Golar LNG will be trading ex-dividend of a total dividend of $0.45 per share on September 8, 2015.

Port of Long Beach Names HR Director

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday selected veteran human resources executive Louis Gutierrez as the port’s Managing Director of Human Resources and Team Development.

Great Lakes Shipyard to Build Guatemalan Harbor Tug

U.S. shipbuilding and repair yard Great Lakes Shipyard informs it has signed a contract to build another of its HandySize Class, 3,400 HP twin-screw tugboat for

Total CEO Says Oil Prices Will Stay Low for a While

French oil major Total chief executive Patrick Pouyanne said he expects that oil prices will remain low for a while as supply is set to remain strong.   "Will oil prices remain low? Frankly,

US Rep. Crenshaw Visits Newport News Shipbuilding

Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) hosted Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) Tuesday for a tour of the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division.   Ken Mahler,

Metalcraft Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Metalcraft, a designer and manufacturer of fire detection and suppression equipment, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The company serves a broad range of industries,

MacGregor to Lay Off 100 Staff

  MacGregor, part of Cargotec, plans to reduce workforce in MacGregor Uetersen site in Germany to restructure the operations to the weak market demand. The market

Keel Laid for US’ Next Aircraft Carrier

Newport News Shipbuilding celebrates the keel-laying of aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)   Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII),

HII Names New VP, Benefits and Compensation

Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has promoted Karen Velkey to the position of corporate vice president, benefits and compensation, effectively immediately.

Five Minutes with Roy S. Strand, COO, Goltens Worldwide

As Goltens celebrates 75 years serving the maritime industry, Roy Strand discusses the iconic company’s historic market strengths and its big push into the Ballast Water Treatment sector.

GEG Names VP/GM of Pressure Testing and Services

Greene’s Energy Group, LLC (GEG), a provider of integrated testing, rentals and specialty services, has named Michael Hayes as Vice President and General Manager

CLIA Names Marla Phaneuf Vice President

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Marla Phaneuf has joined the organization as Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, North America.

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